There may be good reason to be suspicious of the present Iranian government and their handling of the recent demonstration, but I’m sensing that what we’re seeing on the nightly TV news and even Twitter, may be somewhat less than relaible reports. The drum beat against the present government appears eerily reminiscent of what we heard prior to the Iraq invasion and other attempts by the Western Powers for “regime change” in diverse countries over the years. The other day I was watching CNN at the health club and they went on and on with images and allegations but little in the way of factual reporting. The showed on Iranian woman who actually referred to president Ahmadinejad as a “dictator,” which is an obvious absurdity. The U.S. has demonstrated over and over again that it is willing to tolerate dictators, and even install them, if they will play along with the agenda.
This article by Eric Margolis provides some relevant facts that are useful to anyone willing to consider the bigger picture of geo-politics. — t.h.g.